SEPANG – Construction of Phase Two of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project involving the Semantan-Kajang line is 99 per cent completed and will be operational as scheduled by next month, said Prasarana Malaysia Bhd president and group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Azmi Abdul Aziz.
He said the 31-kilometre line – connecting the Kelana Jaya, Sri Petaling, Ampang and KL Monorail lines – was now undergoing various tests to ensure smooth operation of the train service.
“When Phase 2 of the MRT is launched this July 17 by the Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak), the 51-km Sungai Buloh-Kajang line will be fully operational by then.
“If we see (MRT) trains in Kajang, (that means) these trains are undergoing tests,” he told reporters when met at the sending off ceremony of 49 Haj train captains for Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Southern Line in Mekah, at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here today.
The Phase One of the MRT project involving the 20-km Sungai Buloh-Semantan line had been in operation since December last year.
Meanwhile, on the progress of the the Light Railway Transit (LRT) Line Three, Azmi said awarding of the main tender would by finalised next month, and it was scheduled for completion in August 2020.
On the bid for public transportation projects in Indonesia and India, he said Prasarana was now working with the Jakarta MRT and LRT to train the employees, but declined to elaborate.
It was reported that Prasarana was negotiating with Brunei, Indonesia and India to explore opportunities to be their public transportation provider . – BERNAMA